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America's Energy Gamble: People, Economy and Planet

America's Energy Gamble: People, Economy and Planet

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How can America get back to an energy transition thats good for the economy and the environment? Thats the question at the heart of this eye-opening and richly informative dissection of the Trump administrations energy policy. The policy was ardently pro-fossil fuel and ferociously anti-regulation, implemented by manipulating science and economic analysis, putting oil and gas insiders at the helm of environmental agencies, and hacking away at democratic norms that once enjoyed bipartisan support. The impacts on the nations health, economy, and environment were - as this book carefully demonstrates - dire. But the damage can be reversed. Ordinary Americans, civil society groups, environmental professionals, and politicians at every level all have parts to play in making sure the needed energy transition leaves no one behind. This compelling book will appeal to course instructors and students, government and industry officials, activists and journalists, and everyone concerned about the nations future.
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  • 1. Introduction; Part I. Americas Energy; 2. Oil and gas:: the quest for energy dominance; 3. Renewable energy:: setbacks, successes and strategies for the energy transition; Part II. Americas Lands; 4. Public and private lands:: extraction and infrastructure versus competing economic pursuits; 5. Native American lands:: respect for tribes rights vs. encroachment; Part III. Americas Seas; 6. Oceans:: drilling v. competing use of coasts and seas; 7. Backtracking on safety:: risking another BP oil spill; Part IV. Americas Regulatory Process. 8. Science:: undermining facts to understate regulatory benefits; 9. Economics:: skewing analyses to justify weaker regulations; 10. Law:: anti-regulatory statutory interpretations and reshaping the judiciary; Part V. The Global Climate; 11. Endangering the climate:: attacking global cooperation, state governments leadership and the private sectors economic restructuring; 12. America at crossroads.
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